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Directions & Parking

Ample parking is available for patients and visitors close to our downtown campus in ramps, surface lots, and on surrounding streets.

Downtown Parking Ramps

Handicap accessible and discounted patient parking are available at the following ramps:

Downtown Campus Map

Handicap Accessible Parking

The HCMC Parking Ramp has designated handicapped parking on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th levels. The "Hospital" Parking Ramp has handicapped-accessible parking located on Street Level E.

Plan ahead for downtown construction and events

Occasional construction projects and events at U.S. Bank Stadium may impact traffic and parking in our downtown neighborhood. Please allow extra travel and parking time or consider the many public transit options.

Learn more about street closures and alternate routes through the Waze traffic app or the Google Maps app.

Parking Apps

Get the MPLS parking application for iPhone or Android. This convenient application can be downloaded for all platforms. Once you've entered your secure payment information on your application, enter the parking spot number, verify that your information is correct, and begin parking.

Discounted Parking

We offer discounted rates for patients, families, and visitors. Request a validation ticket in your clinic or inpatient unit. Please note that discounted parking for patients and visitors is not available in any of the local surface parking lots.

Long-term hospitalizations

We recommend that family and friends of patients with long-term hospitalizations consider our "20 for $20" parking voucher program. For $20, you can purchase 20 parking passes to be used in a two-week period in the HCMC Parking Ramp. Request an authorization slip from the unit staff and present it in the Gift Shop in the Red Building at the time of purchase.

Getting Here

Downtown Campus Map

Driving Directions

For recorded directions, call 612-873-9800.

From the Northwest
Take 94 East to the 4th St exit, exit #230. Follow 4th St to Chicago Ave, and turn right onto Chicago Ave. Follow Chicago to the campus. Use the 730 S 8th St entrance if you wish to gain access to the building after 6:00 pm.

From the Northeast
Take 35W South to the Washington Ave exit, exit #17C. Turn right onto Washington Ave. Follow Washington to Chicago Ave & turn left onto Chicago Ave. Follow Chicago to the campus. Use the 730 S 8th St entrance if you wish to gain access to the building after 6:00 pm.

From the East
Take 94 West to the 7th St exit #234-B. Follow 7th street to Chicago Ave. Use the 730 S 8th St entrance if you wish to gain access to the building after 6:00 pm.

From the South
Take 35W North to the downtown exit, exit #16A. Take 5th Ave and follow 5th Ave to 8th St. Follow 8th St until you get to Chicago Ave. Use the 730 S 8th St entrance if you wish to gain access to the building after 6:00 pm.

From the West
Take 394 East to the 6th St exit, exit #9B. Follow 6th St to Chicago Ave. Turn right on Chicago Ave until you get to 7th St. Use the 730 S 8th St entrance if you wish to gain access to the building after 6:00 pm.

Ramp & Street Parking

Street parking

Metered parking spaces, operated by the City of Minneapolis, are available on streets surrounding our downtown campus. Please note the varying time restrictions and rates on each meter.

The City of Minneapolis enforces parking restrictions 7-9 am and 4-6 pm, Monday through Friday, on 8th Street between Park Ave. and Chicago Ave. directly in front of the Emergency Department.

Get the MPLS parking application for iPhone or Android. This convenient application can be downloaded for all platforms. Once you've entered your secure payment information on your application, enter the parking spot number, verify that your information is correct, and begin parking.

Public Transit & Biking

Public Transportation

The HCMC campus is located on the corner of Park Avenue and 6th Street, just 1-1/2 blocks south of the U.S. Bank Stadium station. Visit the Metro Transit website for more information about bus and light rail routes and time schedules.

Bike Rentals and Routes

Take your own bike or rent one. Find bike route, rental, and safety information below.

Parking During Events

Parking During Events

Hennepin Healthcare's downtown campus is located across the street from the U.S. Bank Stadium. On event days, Hennepin Healthcare patients and visitors will be able to park in the HCMC and "Hospital" Parking Ramps at the regular parking rates.

Schedule of events

For additional event information, visit the US Bank Stadium website.

Payment instructions

  1. Tell the parking attendant at the entrance that you are a patient/visitor. You will be given a ticket to use at the exit.
  2. Request a voucher in the clinic or unit.
  3. Use the ticket and voucher at the pay station before exiting.*
    • Insert the entrance ticket into the pay station. The event charge will appear.
    • Insert the patient voucher to switch to the regular rate.
    • Pay the displayed parking fee. In some cases, the entire fee will be covered, such as with long-term hospitalization vouchers.

*Please note that the exit lane pay stations only accept credit. To pay with cash, look for a pay-on-foot machine in the ramp lobby.

Frequently Asked Questions

HCMC Parking Ramp – Entrances at 615 South 6th Street and 614 South 7th Street (between Park and Portland Avenues).

"Hospital" Parking Ramp – Entrances at 8th or 9th Street (off Chicago Avenue).

The HCMC Parking Ramp has designated handicapped parking on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th levels.

The "Hospital" Parking Ramp has handicapped-accessible parking located on Street Level E.

Patient Rates with validation ticket

0 – 1 hour: $3.00
1 – 2 hours: $4.00
2 – 3 hours: $5.00
3 – 4 hours: $6.00
4 – 5 hours: $7.00
5 – 6 hours: $8.00
6 – 7 hours: $9.00
7 – 8 hours: $9.00
8 – 12 hours: $10.00
All Day Rate: $11.00

Public Parking Rates

0 – 1 Hour: $7.00
1 – 2 Hours: $8.00
2 – 3 Hours: $9.00
3 – 4 Hours: $10.00
4 – 5 Hours: $11.00
5 – 6 Hours: $12.00
6 – 7 Hours: $12.00
7– 8 Hours: $12.00
8-12 Hours: $16.00
All Day Rate: $18.00

The HCMC Parking Ramp is connected via skyway – it leads directly to the Purple Building and continues through all buildings on campus.

The "Hospital" Parking Ramp is connected to the Parkside Professional Building and by tunnel to the Blue Building.

The HCMC Parking Ramp has parking spaces reserved for patients on the 3rd floor.

The "Hospital" Parking Ramp has patient parking spaces reserved on the 9th Street side of the ramp at Street Level.

The Clinic & Specialty Center has underground patient parking. Enter on Park Avenue.

Discounted hourly parking is available for patients, families, and visitors in both the HCMC Parking Ramp and the "Hospital" Parking Ramp. Request a validation ticket in your clinic or inpatient unit. Please note that discounted parking for patients and visitors is not available in any of the local surface parking lots.

Parking discounts for long-term (more than 5 days) patient families and friends are available. Contact the Parking Office at 612-873-2359 to request the discount. Find more information about discounted parking.

Pay your parking fee using the self-service pay stations. Pay-stations accept cash, credit cards, and discount validation tickets.

Locations:
HCMC Parking Ramp – located in the ramp’s skyway level elevator lobby.

"Hospital" Parking Ramp – located at the corner of 8th Street and Chicago Avenue inside the ramp or the Parkside Professional Building South Lobby, Street Level.

HCMC Parking Ramp: 612-873-2359

"Hospital" Parking Ramp: 612-332-0391